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AMCHP's QI eLearning Series Continues!

AMCHP, in partnership with Population Health Improvement Partners (Improvement Partners), is hosting a Quality Improvement eLearning Series for Title V staff to build capacity to apply QI tools and concepts to their work. The eLearning program is an interactive, virtual series of trainings that will allow participants to apply quality improvement tools or concepts to issues they face working in MCH during virtual trainings with expert QI coaches from Improvement Partners. If you were unable to join us for our first two live discussions, you can find the recordings and session materials here. Our next event is Live Discussion #3 on May 31 at 3 p.m. ET. We hope you will be able to join us!

Call Schedule/Registration Links (all times are ET):

Live Discussion 3: Testing Changes (May 31, 3:00-4:00 p.m.)

Live Discussion 4: Sustaining and Spread (June 15, 2:00-3:00 p.m.)

Collaborative Coaching Call 2 (July 13, 3:00-4:00 p.m.)

Share an Innovative Best Practice

Innovation Station is an online database which serves as a repository of peer-reviewed, cutting-edge, emerging, promising and best practices in maternal and child health, as well as a mechanism for highlighting and disseminating this information so other states may learn from existing programs. AMCHP is accepting submissions for its spring best practices review. Submit your practice by completing the application on the bottom of this page no later than June 9. If accepted, in addition to being included in the database, your program will be highlighted in our member publications, and you may have the opportunity to provide technical assistance to other states who choose to replicate your project through our Best Practices Technical Assistance Replication Project. Please consider sharing the amazing work you are doing with your peers! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lynda Krisowaty (lkrisowaty@amchp.org).

Exploring the Science and Practice of Prevention

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials will host a webinar on June 1 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. This is a second webinar in a series of virtual meetings that highlights public health approaches to prevention of substance misuse and addictions. In this webinar, presenters will discuss secondary prevention strategies used to diagnose and treat addictions and substance use disorders.

Using Integrated Data

The Early Childhood Data Collaborative will host a webinar on June 6 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Representatives from North Carolina and Minnesota will describe their Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems and how stakeholders are using their reports to inform state policies and programs.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the States

The Arc will host a webinar on June 6 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will focus on the State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Project of National Significance. The IDD Project provides critical information on national and state revenues, spending and programmatic trends. The presentation will discuss the results of the 2017 data collection effects, as well as emerging financial and programmatic trends.

Promoting Child and Family Well-Being

The National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health will host a webinar on June 8 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will focus on linking federal civil rights principles to child welfare practices. It will include a primer on federal civil rights laws that protect children and families from discrimination in the child welfare system, and examine discriminatory barriers found through the U.S. Departments of Justice and of Health and Human Services.

Innovative Financing Strategies for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

The Catalyst Center and the American Academy of Pediatrics will host a webinar on June 13 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. The presentation will introduce the special publication of Pediatrics on value-based purchasing and value-based insurance design and their potential implications for CYSHCN. Presenters will discuss primary findings and recommendations.

Supporting Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will host a webinar on June 13 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will examine health workforce resources and models for combating the opioid abuse epidemic. Presenters will provide details about their training curriculum, community partnerships, policy, innovative approaches and recruitment strategies.

Enhancing Breastfeeding in the Community

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will host a webinar on June 19 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET. The final installment in the NACCHO Public Health Breastfeeding Series will address how community-level organizations can implement micro-level policy, systems and environmental (PSE) changes. Participants will also learn how to work collaboratively to integrate and co-locate lactation support services into existing programs.

Partnerships Integrating Family Engagement in Systems of Care

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) will host a webinar on June 20 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Participants will learn the characteristics of family engagement at the systems level, identifying strategies and tools that encourage and measure it. This includes partnerships between Title V programs, state American Academy Pediatric chapters and Family-to-Family Health Information Centers.

How You Can Support Families Impacted by Zika

CityMatCH Learning Network will host a webinar on June 20 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET. The presentation will feature Jennifer Bolden Pitre, the national program coordinator at Family Voices. The webinar will focus on how Family Voices can provide support to local health departments in serving families impacted by the Zika virus, including providing linkages to care for families and providing psycho-social support.

Public Health Experts Wanted

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking nominations of candidates to serve as members of the Community Preventive Services Task Force. This independent, nonpartisan panel identifies and recommends population health interventions scientifically proven to save lives, increase lifespans and improve the quality of life. Nomination packages must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on July 3